In February 1797, Philadelphia cabinetmaker John Aitken supplied two serpentine-front sideboards to George Washington for use in his "New Room" at Mount Vernon. The design and construction of this sideboard are remarkably similar to the single surviving Washington-owned example on display in the Mansion, suggesting it was also made in Aitken's shop.

See W-94 for the Washington-owned sideboard. More

Date

1795-1800


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Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, light and dark wood inlays (primary), pine, poplar (secondary)


Dimensions

Overall: 37 1/8 in. x 70 1/2 in. x 27 1/4 in. (94.3 cm x 179.07 cm x 69.22 cm)
Other (ends): 18 1/4 in. (46.36 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1966


Object Number

M-2479


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